Every week leading up to the 2016 Primary Season, HSLDA will post a profile for one of the 2016 Presidential candidates on Homeschooling Now, highlighting where each stands on the Common Core State Standards Initiative. For more information on the Common Core, check out our free resources at HSLDA.org/CommonCore.
- Secretary of State (2009-2013)
- U.S. Senator from New York (2001-2009)
- First Lady of the United States (1993-2001)
CURRENT POSITION: Supports the Common Core
PAST POSITION: Supported the Common Core
VOTING RECORD/LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT:
- 1994: As first lady, worked with National Center on Education President Marc Tucker to create the mechanisms for Common Core adoption in the “Goals 2000 Act,” “School-to-Work Act,” and 1994 reauthorization of the “Elementary and Secondary Education Act.”
“And a lot of states, unfortunately, haven’t had that. They do not understand the value of a core in the sense, a Common Core, yes, of course, you can figure out the best way in your community to try to reach — but your question is a larger one. How do we end up at a point where we are so negative about the most important non-family enterprise in the raising of the next generation which is how our kids are educated?” —Hillary Clinton at 2015 Iowa Education Roundtable
“You know, what I think about the really unfortunate argument that has been going on around Common Core, it’s very painful because the Common Core started off as a bipartisan effort. It was actually nonpartisan. It wasn’t politicized. It was to try to come up with a core of learning that we might expect students to achieve across our country, no matter what kind of school district they were in, no matter how poor their family was, that there wouldn’t be two tiers of education. Everybody would be looking at what would be learned doing their best to achieve that.” —Hillary Clinton at 2015 Iowa Education Roundtable
- Hillary Clinton Iowa Education Roundtable
- Marc Tucker “Dear Hillary” letter
- HSLDA is Ready for Hillary
- HSLDA-Hillary’s Black Friday Sale: American Education
- The Federalist: Hillary Clinton Calls Education A “Non-Family Enterprise,” Praises Common Core
SUMMARY: Hillary Clinton helped lay the groundwork for Common Core adoption, and has cautiously campaigned to support the Standards.
— Andrew Mullins
Photo Credit: First image graphic design by Andrew Mullins and Charity Klicka; second image by marcn.